Ukrainian Julia Sinkevych named President of the Series Mania 2022 jury

Julia Sinkevych
Mania Series

“It seems essential to us today to turn our gaze to the dramatic situation which is shaking Ukraine and the whole world”, advances the direction of the festival.

“I am deeply moved and honored to join the jury of Mania Series. With these words, and while her country is bent today under the Russian bombs, the Ukrainian producer Julia Sinkevych has just been appointed President of the jury for the international competition of the 2022 edition, which will begin in a few days.

“This is a very special event for me, a festival that celebrates new forms of audiovisual art, diversity of expression and openness to creators around the world in close connection with their audiences. today we know that culture is a powerful tool to stop aggression and offer new talents to the world. My country is an integral part of world cinema and is currently fighting with all its might to demonstrate that it is the right of every being human to bring beauty, art, peace and newness into this world”comments Julia Sinkevych in the official press release.

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However, given the situation, the Ukrainian artist – co-founder of the Ukrainian Film Academy and member of the European Film Academy – may not be able to be physically present at the festival, from March 18 to 25. , in Lille. The organizers therefore asked Marc Dugain to ensure the vice-presidency of his jury. Writer and director, we owe him the novel The Officers’ Roombut also the recent film adaptation ofEugenie Grandet.

We have always said that the series are the mirror of an era and resonate through their stories, their characters, their subjects. Mania Series has never ceased to be the reflection of this intimate and uninterrupted dialogue between culture and society. This is why it seems essential to us today to turn our gaze to the dramatic situation which is shaking Ukraine and the whole world”explains the direction of Mania Series on his side.

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